Order of the Secret Monitor
Or the Brotherhood of David and Jonathon.
A Grand Council was formed in 1887. At the same time additions were made to the ritual, to make three degrees, namely Secret Monitor, Prince and Supreme Ruler.
The ritual is based on the circumstances surrounding David and Jonathon and their friendship.
You can download a trifold brochure detailing the order and its origins using the link above.
The Order of the Secret Monitor was established in the Channel Islands on Thursday 10th March 1994 upon the Consecration in Jersey of Fidèle Amiêtchi Conclave No. 384. Fidèle Amiêtchi is Jersey French and means faithful friendship.
Soon after, two further Conclaves were formed; Harold Manners Conclave No. 402 on 19th June 1995 which meets in Jersey and Le Marchant Conclave No. 421 on 15th March 1997 which meets in Guernsey. All the Channel Island Conclaves were Consecrated by the Grand Supreme Ruler, M.Wy. Bro. Col. Geoffrey Seymour Hamilton Dicker, who retired as The M.Wy Grand Supreme Ruler in November 1997.
The three Conclaves, No's 384, 402 & 421 were formed into a Province on Saturday 26th September 1998 at the Masonic Temple in Jersey, by the Grand Supreme Ruler, Most Worthy. Bro. Peter Glyn Williams. Right Worthy Bro. Kenneth Michael Rondel being the first Installed Provincial Grand Supreme Ruler.
The Brethren of the Channel Islands were instrumental in forming a number of Conclaves in Northern France, in particular, Les Amis Fideles de Saint Malo Conclave No 422, which was consecrated, under the English Constitution, on 15th March 1997. The subsequent Inauguration of the Sovereign Grand Conclave for France in February 1999 required that Conclave to become No3 under the jurisdiction of the French Constitution. Many Channel Island Brethren are still active members of that and other Conclaves established in Cherbourg and Tours.